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 Post subject: FIrst Post - New RZ500 Owner
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:37 am 
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here on the RZ500 Forum. I've been in the RZ350 site a little bit, but I've just acquired a very nice RZ500 with the help of some great folks on this site (silverstrom & fbman).

I've been collecting 2 stroke bikes for a few years now, I got my first NS400R back in 1998 and sold it (thats an interesting story by itself). I got another NS400R in 2012 and the sickness grew from there.

Im in near North Ontario Canada, up near North Bay.

I've heard great things about the folks on this forum and the knowledge thats shared here.

Here are a few pics of the new RZ500, Thanks to Frank and John for making this possible.
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The RZ500 will join the rest of the old bike fleet TLR200 Reflex (original), NS400R (partial restoration), RG250 Gamma (restoration), FZR400 (Partial Resto), RZ350 (Original with Engine Work):
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The Bike in the foreground that's on the operating table is an 1988 RGV250 VJ21 model J
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Glad to be here

Dave

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2013 Yam YZ250F
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1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
1986 VF500f
1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
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 Post subject: Re: FIrst Post - New RZ500 Owner
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Welcome in Dave, fantastic looking 500 and a great collection you have there.


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Thanks very much.

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1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:06 pm 
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That is a beauty, Really nice collection, Welcome aboard.. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Welcome to the collective Dave :smt006

Some of that lot looks familiar. All part of my devious plan to have you do my restoration work :smt023

Great to see you here buddy.

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2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified


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Welcome !

Very nice collection indeed.


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Welcome to the group Dave

Great line up you have :cool:

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Welcome Dave and great collection and set-up :smt023

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Hi Dave, some great lookin bikes there! I see you live in "GOD'S COUNTRY". I own a camp just around the corner in Restoule. Welcome aboard

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, glad to be here and finally an RZ500 Owner

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1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
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Welcome aboard this awesome forum Dave. Just had to say nice work procuring an excellent example. It couldn't have found a better home. A bonus with the visually superior RZV Mods. Congratulations, Dan

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Great collection!

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Welcome aboard this awesome forum Dave. Just had to say nice work procuring an excellent example. It couldn't have found a better home. A bonus with the visually superior RZV Mods. Congratulations, Dan


Thanks Dan, I appreciate that

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1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
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1986 VF500f
1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
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Finally got the RZ500 plated and Insured and out for my first ride.

certainly more power than the NS400R and I havent really turned the tap that hard yet.

I was surprised how easily it pulls away from a dead stop, takes much less clutch slipping and fewer rev's than the NS400 and seems to have much more useable power in the lower RPM's.

definitely heavier, and not quite as nimble as the NS.

All in all, im very pleased, looking to putting on some more miles this summer.

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2013 Yam YZ250F
2000 Kawi ZRX1100
1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
1986 VF500f
1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
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Welcome to the adult's table :smt003

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